Showing posts with label Adobe of Peace. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Adobe of Peace. Show all posts

Monday 14 September 2020

Allah calls you to the Abode of Peace

Islam is a religion of peace, calling believers to walk the path of true truth, the path as explained at a number of places in the Qur'an. It has been promised that those who leave the worldly gains and eye for the promised bounties after the Hereafter would be the ones who would be blessed ones. However, to walk on the razor edge thin path of truth is not easy as man has to sacrifice so many of worldly wishes, lusts and temptations to please Allah and be blessed on the day when those who enjoyed the worldly life who would thrown into the raging fire of hell.

Under this theme, we are today sharing three verses from Surah 10. Yunus. In the first verse, Allah calls believers to the way that leads to the abode of peace in the Hereafter, while the following two verses explain who will be the blessed ones and who would not be:

وَاللّٰهُ يَدۡعُوۡۤا اِلٰى دَارِ السَّلٰمِؕ وَيَهۡدِىۡ مَنۡ يَّشَآءُ اِلٰى صِرَاطٍ مُّسۡتَقِيۡمٍ‏ 
(10:25) (You are being lured by this ephemeral world) although Allah calls you to the abode of peace and guides whomsoever He wills to a straightway.

In this verse, “The abode of peace” means "Jannah" - the Paradise, where there will be no fear whatsoever of any loss, calamity, sorrow, pain and trouble.

The renowned Muslim scholar and exegete Ibn Kathir explains this verse as under:

When Allah mentioned the swiftness of this world and its termination, He invited people to Paradise and encouraged them to seek it. He called it the Abode of Peace. It is the Abode of Peace because it is free from defects and miseries. So Allah said: (Allah calls to the Home of Peace and guides whom He wills to the straight path.) 

It was narrated that Jabir bin `Abdullah said: "Allah's Messenger came out one day and said to us:
" I have seen in my sleep that it was as if Jibril was at my head and Mika'il at my leg. They were saying to each other: `Give an example for him.' He said: `Listen, your ear may listen. And fathom, your heart may fathom. The parable of you and your Ummah is that of a king who has built a house on his land. He arranged a banquet in it. Then he sent a messenger to invite the people to his food. Some accepted the invitation and others did not. Allah is the King and the land is Islam, the house is Paradise and you Muhammad are the Messenger. Whosoever responds to your call enters Islam. And whosoever enters Islam enters Paradise. And whosoever enters Paradise eats from it."  Ibn Jarir recorded this Hadith.
It was also reported that Abu Ad-Darda' said that Allah's Messenger said:  " Two angels descend every day in which the sun rises and say that which all Allah's creatures would hear except Jinn and humans: `O people! Come to your Lord! Anything little and sufficient is better than a lot but distractive.') And He sent this down in the Qur'an when He said: ("Allah calls to the Abode of Peace''.) Ibn Abi Hatim and Ibn Jarir recorded this.

Renowned exegete Muhammad Asad notes that in contrast with the ephemeral and uncertain pleasures of this material life, there is a higher life to which Allah is always calling. It is called the Home of Peace. For there is no fear, nor disappointment nor sorrow there. And all are called, and those will be chosen who have sought, not material advantages, but the Good Pleasure of Allah. Salam, Peace, is from the same root as Islam, the Religion of Unity and Harmony.

Yusuf Ali adds that Allah "guides whom He wills onto a straight way". As regards the expression salam, rendered here and in many other places as "peace" and elsewhere as "salvation". It is obvious that the term dar as-salam "  دَارِ السَّلٰمِؕ " ("abode of peace") denotes not only the condition of ultimate happiness in the hereafter - alluded to in the allegory of paradise - but also the spiritual condition of a true believer in this world: namely, a state of inner security, of peace with God, with one's natural environment, and within oneself.

As explained earlier, the meaning of this verse 25 is explained in the next two verse in which Allah spells out who are the lucky ones that will be granted a peaceful abode in Jannah and who will find a horrible abode in the hellfire:

لِلَّذِيۡنَ اَحۡسَنُوا الۡحُسۡنٰى وَزِيَادَةٌ ؕ وَلَا يَرۡهَقُ وُجُوۡهَهُمۡ قَتَرٌ وَّلَا ذِلَّـةٌ ​ ؕ اُولٰٓـئِكَ اَصۡحٰبُ الۡجَـنَّةِ​ ۚ هُمۡ فِيۡهَا خٰلِدُوۡنَ‏  
(10:26) For those who do good there is good reward and more besides;33 neither gloom nor humiliation shall cover their faces. They are the people of the Garden and in it they shall abide.

وَالَّذِيۡنَ كَسَبُوا السَّيِّاٰتِ جَزَآءُ سَيِّئَةٍ ۢ بِمِثۡلِهَا ۙ وَتَرۡهَقُهُمۡ ذِلَّـةٌ  ؕ مَا لَهُمۡ مِّنَ اللّٰهِ مِنۡ عَاصِمٍ​​ ۚ كَاَنَّمَاۤ اُغۡشِيَتۡ وُجُوۡهُهُمۡ قِطَعًا مِّنَ الَّيۡلِ مُظۡلِمًا ​ؕ اُولٰٓـئِكَ اَصۡحٰبُ النَّارِ​ ؕ هُمۡ فِيۡهَا خٰلِدُوۡنَ‏ 
(10:27) Those who do evil deeds, the recompense of an evil deed is its like,34 and humiliation shall spread over them and there will be none to protect them from Allah. Darkness will cover their faces as though they were veiled with the dark blackness of night. These are the people of the Fire and in it they shall abide.

For the people who will be escorted to the Paradise and for those who will be shown the door to the hell,  Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) once explained:
"A person who led the most prosperous life in this world will be brought up and dipped once in the Fire. He will then be asked: `Have you ever found any good or comfort' He will reply: `No.' And a person who had experienced extreme adversity in this world will be brought up and dipped once in the bliss (of Paradise). Then he will be asked: 'Did you ever face any hardship or misery' He will reply: `No.'"
May Allah help us understand Qur'an and help us to act upon the commandments of Allah contained therein. Aameen.

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Reading the Holy Quran should be a daily obligation of a Muslim - Reading it with translation will make it meaningful. But reading its Exegesis / Tafsir will make you understand it fully.

An effort has been made to gather explanation / exegesis of the surahs of the Holy Qur'an from authentic sources and then present a least possible condensed explanation of the surah. In that:
  • The plain translation has been taken from the Holy Quran officially published by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. [1]
  • The exegesis of the chapters of the Holy Quran is mainly based on the "Tafhim al-Qur'an - The Meaning of the Qur'an" by one of the most enlightened scholars of the Muslim World Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi. [2]  
In order to augment and add more explanation as already provided by [2], additional input has been interjected from following sources: 
  • Towards Understanding the Quran
  • Tafsir Ibn Khatir
  • Muhammad Asad Translation
  • Javed Ahmad Ghamidi / Al Mawrid
  • Al-Quran, Yusuf Ali Translation
  • Verse by Verse Qur'an Study Circle
In addition the references of  other sources which have been explored have also been given above. Those desirous of detailed explanations and tafsir (exegesis), may refer to these sites.

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